Research

Dr. Jordan Cheng

Jordan Cheng, DMD, a graduate trainee in the Oral Biology Ph.D. program at the UCLA School of Dentistry, was recently awarded the National Cancer Institute’s Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00).

Aug 17, 2021
Head and neck cancer stem cells (red) expressing the CD276 gene (green) are found in high proportions at the periphery of tumor bodies; CD276 provides protection against cancer-fighting T cells to stem cells and interior tumor cells (blue).

Research on mouse models targets new ‘checkpoint’ that enables cancer stem cells to evade immune system

May 03, 2021
Immunofluorescence images of cancer cells with and without KDM4A

UCLA discovery opens a pathway toward the discovery more effective treatments

By targeting an enzyme that plays a key role in head and neck cancer cells, researchers from the UCLA School of Dentistry were able to significantly slow the growth and spread of tumors in mice and enhance the effectiveness of an immunotherapy to which these

Mar 23, 2021